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In a significant step towards Germany’s renewable energy goals, Vestas and LEAG have announced a 105 MW order for the wind energy project “Forst-Briesnig II” in the Lausitz region. The project will feature 17 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines from Vestas, encompassing the supply, delivery, and commissioning of the turbines. Upon completion, Vestas will maintain the turbines under a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.

Located on a former brown coal mining site, this project marks a pivotal moment for LEAG, representing their first foray into wind energy through their subsidiary, LEAG Renewables GmbH. This initiative is part of a broader transformation of the Lausitz region into a renewable energy hub under the GigawattFactory project. “Securing the second-largest building permit for an onshore wind farm in Germany and finalizing this contract are key milestones for the successful realization of the Forst-Briesnig II wind farm,” said Dominique Guillou, CEO of LEAG Renewables GmbH.

Jens Kück, Senior Vice President Sales Onshore of Vestas Northern and Central Europe, highlighted the project’s significance, describing it as a “lighthouse onshore wind project” that exemplifies the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Thorsten Kramer, CEO of LEAG, emphasized the strategic importance of partnering with Vestas to advance the GigawattFactory, aiming to establish one of Germany’s largest onshore renewable energy networks.

Tomáš David, senior executive at EP Corporate Group, the controlling shareholder of LEAG, remarked on the investment’s transformative nature, positioning it as a crucial component of their strategy to shift from conventional to sustainable power generation. Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2025, with commissioning slated for completion by the third quarter of 2026.

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